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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist-Clinical Trials, Research & Innovation

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Clinical Trials, Research & Innovation

Division: Cancer and Core Clinical Services

Care Group: Diagnostics and Therapies

Band: 8a

Salary: �50,952 - �57,349 per annum

Interview Date: 31st July 2024

We are recruiting for a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Clinical Trials, Research & Innovationwho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

Join our pharmacy department and you will work as part of an innovative and well respected team within the Trust. You will have the opportunity to contribute to transformational changes leading to better care for our patients and better experience for our staff.

Here within pharmacy, we have a strong and forward thinking senior leadership team and our transformational work has been presented at national and regional events, most recently at the Health Education England regional Workforce and Quality day.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today. Full training will be provided.

About us

Do you have the ambition and vision to deliver our mission of the Best of Careby the Best of People providing excellent care, every time ?

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared visionis achieved for our patients.

As a key partner in the healthcare of our local population, we are keen to deliver this as an outcome of our Trust-wide strategy - Patient First.Using an Operational Excellence approach to align our priorities and operational management structures, we are just over a year and half into our Patient Firstdeployment. We are looking for creative, skilled people to join our Transformation Team and further support us on this journey.

Our culture and values define us here at Medway NHS Foundation Trust and are the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our BEST values underpin Patient First and are at the core of the care we give to our patients, the support we offer to our staff and our overall leadership approach:

B - Bold

E - Every person counts

S - Sharing and open

T - Together

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. This includes the promotion of flexible working opportunities across the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be the responsible lead pharmacist for clinical trials at the Trust providing management, support and advice as appropriate

To develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure pharmacy meets the required GCP standards for clinical trials

To manage clinical trials staff and assist with the supervision and training of pharmacists and technicians

To provide professional leadership, advice and support

To work as an advanced clinical pharmacist in a defined area of practice

To support peers in developing research and innovation ideas

The purpose of the job is to lead on and be responsible for all aspects of the provision of Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) use in Medway NHS Foundation Trust, ensuring that all regulatory, legislative and best practice recommendations are implemented and followed.

They will devise and implement a strategic plan for the development of the pharmacy clinical trials service, also being responsible for budget management and expansion of the service.

The postholder is expected to be an integrated member of the Trusts R& I leadership team, supporting with the development and implementation of the medicines related aspects of their strategy.

Additionally, the postholder will support with increasing the research output and leading on innovation in the department.

Person Specification



  • Master's degree in pharmacy
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacist in the UK(or eligible to be)
  • Specialist post graduate qualification such as clinical diploma or equivalent experience



  • Demonstrates knowledge of all aspects of GCP, GMP and QA and clinical trial legislation
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply all aspects of regulatory legislation and guidelines
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge covering a range of pharmacy services inc clinical pharmacy services and able to provide highly specialist advice



  • Proven experience of delivering responsibilities and objectives to time in previous posts
  • Previous significant experience of working in clinical trials at advanced level including feasibility assessments
  • Demonstrate experience and ability to manage or supervise a range of projects
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, appraising and giving feedback



  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems, analyse root cause and propose solutions for complex problems
  • Able to solve difficult and ambiguous problems by advanced reasoning and sound technical judgment
  • Able to develop and review options appraisals and identify the most appropriate option
  • Advanced IT skills - including MS Word, Excel, email and PowerPoint

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road



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